The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSun, 23 Jul 2017en-gb(C) 2017 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngThe Ikea 'Frakta' bag - a novel approach to dealing with look-alike products<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/the-ikea-frakta-bag---a-novel-approach-to-dealing-with-look-alike-products-6451442/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dier_Daisy_DT (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Balenciaga has recently launched what is widely being billed as their interpretation of the iconic Ikea 'Frakta' bag but, says Daisy Dier of Bird & Bird, luxury brands should seek advice before going down this path.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/the-ikea-frakta-bag---a-novel-approach-to-dealing-with-look-alike-products-6451442/Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:07More women than men practicing law in Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/more-women-than-men-practicing-law-in-australia-3354847/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43273106_s (1)_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>There are more women than men practicing law in Australia, co-inciding with a 46 per cent rise in the number of private law firms in the past five years to 15,539.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/more-women-than-men-practicing-law-in-australia-3354847/Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:07DLA Piper expands Southern Californian operation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-expands-southern-californian-operation-96159963/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hollywood6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has joined forces with Liner which has strong links in real estate and entertainment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-expands-southern-californian-operation-96159963/Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:07EU customs seized over 41 million fake goods worth &euro;670m last year<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eu-customs-seized-over-41-million-fake-goods-worth-670m-last-year-4001578/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40893564_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Figures released by the European Commission reveal that customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border in 2016 worth a total value of &euro;670 million.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eu-customs-seized-over-41-million-fake-goods-worth-670m-last-year-4001578/Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:07Supreme Court appoints first female president<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-appoints-first-female-president-57661664/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/supreme court (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers have welcomed the appointment of Baroness Hale as president of the court but highlighted the growing crisis over investment in the courts and low morale amongst the judiciary.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-appoints-first-female-president-57661664/Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:07Dentons merges with Maclay Murray & Spens<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-merges-with-maclay-murray--spens-92687431/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Glasgow7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has snapped up another law firm as it continues in merger mania mode.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-merges-with-maclay-murray--spens-92687431/Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:07Clark Hill expands footprint on west coast<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clark-hill-expands-footprint-on-west-coast-51700505/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41676091_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>US firms Clark Hill and Morris Polich & Purdy have merged with the new firm now known as Clark Hill.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clark-hill-expands-footprint-on-west-coast-51700505/Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:07Top 100 law firms increase debt to &pound;4.3bn to fund growth<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-100-law-firms-increase-debt-to-43bn-to-fund-growth-65160999/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/debt4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK's top 100 law firms are racking up debt to the tune of &pound;4.3 billion as they borrow to invest in growth.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-100-law-firms-increase-debt-to-43bn-to-fund-growth-65160999/Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:07White & Case fined a record &pound;250,000 by the SDT for acting 'recklessly'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-fined-a-record-250000-by-the-sdt-for-acting-recklessly-56165364/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46326416_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>White & Case has been fined a record &pound;250,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for breaching conduct rules.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-fined-a-record-250000-by-the-sdt-for-acting-recklessly-56165364/Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:07Cyber poses challenge for insurance companies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cyber-poses-challenge-for-insurance-companies-7761117/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ILS Insight panel one (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Defining cyber risk is a challenge and an opportunity for the insurance community.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cyber-poses-challenge-for-insurance-companies-7761117/Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:07Burness Paull appoints six new partners and first ever GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burness-paull-appoints-six-new-partners-and-first-ever-gc-49762133/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28635524_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Burness Paull has announced a number of appointments and partner promotions in efforts to support the firm's ambitious strategy for future growth.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burness-paull-appoints-six-new-partners-and-first-ever-gc-49762133/Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:07Starbucks puts general counsel in charge of workforce<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/starbucks-puts-general-counsel-in-charge-of-workforce-84392609/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41297289_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The company has elevated its general counsel Lucy Helm to take over the people role, following management changes at the global coffee chain.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/starbucks-puts-general-counsel-in-charge-of-workforce-84392609/Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-49893311/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chubb.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-49893311/Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:07Philip Morris GC gives testimony on illicit tobacco trade<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/philip-morris-gc-gives-testimony-on-illicit-tobacco-trade-82194492/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_31630756 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Philip Morris International general counsel gives expert testimony at US Commission hearing on global threats posed by illicit tobacco.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/philip-morris-gc-gives-testimony-on-illicit-tobacco-trade-82194492/Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:07Jones Day tops the list for client preference<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-tops-the-list-for-client-preference-85746538/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Awards.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clients have voted for their preferred law firms with Jones Day topping the poll.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-tops-the-list-for-client-preference-85746538/Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:07FCA staffs up to deal with legal challenges of Brexit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fca-staffs-up-to-deal-with-legal-challenges-of-brexit-53500772/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55315003_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has hired additional legal and general staff to beef up resources in the face of Brexithttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fca-staffs-up-to-deal-with-legal-challenges-of-brexit-53500772/Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:07Unhappy clients fail to complain about lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/unhappy-clients-fail-to-complain-about-lawyers-38664803/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12701812_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Half of the clients who were dissatisfied with their legal representation did not complain or take any action, according to figures just published from the legal ombudsman.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/unhappy-clients-fail-to-complain-about-lawyers-38664803/Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:07New firms added to Santander's legal roster as bank continues global review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-firms-added-to-santanders-legal-roster-as-bank-continues-global-review-8606188/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/3169913_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slaughter and May, Ashurst, Reed Smith, Eversheds Sutherland and Taylor Wessing are among a host of firms Santander has appointed to its UK legal panel for the next three years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-firms-added-to-santanders-legal-roster-as-bank-continues-global-review-8606188/Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:07Almost 10bn tax to be repaid after successful legal cases over bills<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/almost-10bn-tax-to-be-repaid-after-successful-legal-cases-over-bills-72994077/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38811875_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>More than &pound;9.5 billion in tax is being repaid after successful legal cases where people demanded their bills be reassessed, public spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO), has revealed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/almost-10bn-tax-to-be-repaid-after-successful-legal-cases-over-bills-72994077/Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:07Law firms invited to compete for &pound;500m United Utilities business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-invited-to-compete-for-500m-united-utilities-business-30615925/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46618811_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms have been invited to tender for a contract worth up to &pound;500 million as United Utilities forges ahead with a multi-billion pound water network investment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-invited-to-compete-for-500m-united-utilities-business-30615925/Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:07Brexit helps Australian law firms attract more local talent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-helps-australian-law-firms-attract-more-local-talent-55371011/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57201923_s1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian law firms are having a wider choice of home grown talent thanks to Brexit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-helps-australian-law-firms-attract-more-local-talent-55371011/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:07Legal chatbot expands to cover 1000 areas of law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-chatbot-expands-to-cover-1000-areas-of-law-72118591/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44155179_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms have no incentive to innovate, the legal chatbot founder of DoNotPay claims as he launches his latest idea.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-chatbot-expands-to-cover-1000-areas-of-law-72118591/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:07Trump appoints Hogan Lovells partner as special counsel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-appoints-hogan-lovells-partner-as-special-counsel-67170592/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/62654764_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>President Donald Trump has appointed Ty Cobb - former federal prosecutor and partner in the investigations practice of Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC - as White House special counsel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-appoints-hogan-lovells-partner-as-special-counsel-67170592/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:07Former Irish PM sues English law firm for negligence in investment property case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-irish-pm-sues-english-law-firm-for-negligence-in-investment-property-case-1889755/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/59241911_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen is one of a number of Irish investors taking Punch Robson Solicitors to court over negligence seeking total damages of &pound;14 millionhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-irish-pm-sues-english-law-firm-for-negligence-in-investment-property-case-1889755/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:07New guide for Scottish solicitors sets out how to avert cyber attacks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-guide-for-scottish-solicitors-sets-out-how-to-avert-cyber-attacks-54806800/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24346585_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cybersecurity risks can be particularly severe for solicitors - but simple steps will help to reduce the risk of cyber attacks, according to a new guide published by the Law Society of Scotland.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-guide-for-scottish-solicitors-sets-out-how-to-avert-cyber-attacks-54806800/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:07Brexit helps Australian law firms attract more local talent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-helps-australian-law-firms-attract-more-local-talent-24161231/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57201923_s1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian law firms are having a wider choice of home grown talent thanks to Brexit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-helps-australian-law-firms-attract-more-local-talent-24161231/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:07Australian lawyers deemed more straight-forward than their UK counterparts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-lawyers-deemed-more-straight-forward-than-their-uk-counterparts-27316475/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Relax1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Vario's launch in Australia has seen the team seek out local lawyers who have different personality traits than their UK counterparts - from less respect for hierarchy to more straight-forward communications skills.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-lawyers-deemed-more-straight-forward-than-their-uk-counterparts-27316475/Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:07Winston confirms 10 partner swoop on McDermott Will & Emery<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/winston-confirms-10-partner-swoop-on-mcdermott-will--emery-77419572/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37235512_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Winston & Strawn has confirmed its mass hire of McDermott Will & Emery employment partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/winston-confirms-10-partner-swoop-on-mcdermott-will--emery-77419572/Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:07Australia's new laws would force tech companies to decrypt content to help flight crime<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australias-new-laws-would-force-tech-companies-to-decrypt-content-to-help-flight-crime-88357530/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16056294_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australia is set to introduce new laws to force technology companies to provide access to encrypted communications in efforts to tackle terrorism, drugs trade and child exploitation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australias-new-laws-would-force-tech-companies-to-decrypt-content-to-help-flight-crime-88357530/Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:07Fieldfisher invests in tech platform SeedLegals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-invests-in-tech-platform-seedlegals-12904637/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/61500615_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>As part of a &pound;1 million investment round Fieldfisher has invested in SeedLegals, donned the world's first automated legal service for start-up funding rounds.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-invests-in-tech-platform-seedlegals-12904637/Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:07Luxembourg first European nation with legal framework for space resources utilisation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxembourg-first-european-nation-with-legal-framework-for-space-resources-utilisation-728470/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52827783_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has become the first European country to offer a legal framework for space resources utilisation in efforts to provide private operators information about their rights on resources they extract in space.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxembourg-first-european-nation-with-legal-framework-for-space-resources-utilisation-728470/Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:07Profitability of UK law firm partners hits seven year high<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profitability-of-uk-law-firm-partners-hits-seven-year-high-54851228/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Average profits per equity partner have topped &pound;136,000 across UK law firms with rising fee income and control over overheads twin drivers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profitability-of-uk-law-firm-partners-hits-seven-year-high-54851228/Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:07Thai government hires international legal expert to help law reform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/thai-government-hires-international-legal-expert-to-help-law-reform-99366729/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47288656_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A joint committee of private bodies working in tandem with government has hired foreign legal expert Scott Jacobs, president of Jacobs, Cordova & Associates to help the government's ongoing law reform plans.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/thai-government-hires-international-legal-expert-to-help-law-reform-99366729/Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:07GCs form scheme to share data on law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gcs-form-scheme-to-share-data-on-law-firms-33392730/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38764309_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Twenty-five general counsels from some the world's biggest companies have joined forces to share and sructinise data on the law firms they use and their results in a bid to see what firms and billing processes are most effective.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gcs-form-scheme-to-share-data-on-law-firms-33392730/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:07Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association joins ACC's global network<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-corporate-counsel-association-joins-accs-global-network-16126520/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48263535_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association, which represents over 800 in-house lawyers in Hong Kong, has formed an alliance with the American network.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-corporate-counsel-association-joins-accs-global-network-16126520/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:07Matheson opens San Francisco office and makes new senior hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/matheson-opens-san-francisco-office-and-makes-new-senior-hires-42031378/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40167270_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Irish law firm Matheson has announced the opening of an office in San Francisco - its third in the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/matheson-opens-san-francisco-office-and-makes-new-senior-hires-42031378/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:07Legal departments do not trust law firms on billing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-departments-do-not-trust-law-firms-on-billing-41313785/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22645794_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are not consistent on billing with few following guidelines and questions over quality, say clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-departments-do-not-trust-law-firms-on-billing-41313785/Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:07Cooley woos leading technology partner team from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cooley-woos-leading-technology-partner-team-from-wilson-sonsini-goodrich-74932398/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36138364_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cooley has boosted its emerging and public companies practices in New York and Washington with the arrival of four prominent partners from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cooley-woos-leading-technology-partner-team-from-wilson-sonsini-goodrich-74932398/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:07Belgian ban on Muslim full-face veil ruled legal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/belgian-ban-on-muslim-full-face-veil-ruled-legal-70271797/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/26328297_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The European Court of Human Rights has determined that Belguim's banning of full face veils does not violate human rights law - a decision a chamber of seven European judges agreed unanimously yesterday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/belgian-ban-on-muslim-full-face-veil-ruled-legal-70271797/Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:07Alphaserve Technologies announces AI offering for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alphaserve-technologies-announces-ai-offering-for-law-firms-30667647/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45473896_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Alphaserve Technologies has introduced a version of its artificial intelligence consulting service for the legal market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alphaserve-technologies-announces-ai-offering-for-law-firms-30667647/Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:07US consumer agency seeks to ban mandatory arbitration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-consumer-agency-seeks-to-ban-mandatory-arbitration-66790803/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50924014_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is moving to ban mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer agreements in order to make it easier for people to take part in class action lawsuits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-consumer-agency-seeks-to-ban-mandatory-arbitration-66790803/Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:07Andersen Global expands into Turkey<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/andersen-global-expands-into-turkey-67278085/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42099155_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Andersen Global has expanded into Turkey via a collaboration with consultancy firm Nazali Tax & Legal which has offices in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Bursa.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/andersen-global-expands-into-turkey-67278085/Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:07Gordon Dadds to float after &pound;20m reverse takeover agreed<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gordon-dadds-to-float-after-20m-reverse-takeover-agreed-88979119/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38719037_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Gordon Dadds is set to float on AIM after agresing a &pound;20 million reverse takeover with Works Group and is to be renamed Gordon Dadds Group plc.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gordon-dadds-to-float-after-20m-reverse-takeover-agreed-88979119/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:07Data breaches impact long-term share value for corporates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/data-breaches-impact-long-term-share-value-for-corporates-3815040/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35078639_s (2)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>An analysis of companies suffering data breaches reveals damage to the company's value years later.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/data-breaches-impact-long-term-share-value-for-corporates-3815040/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-56734636/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/United Nations3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-56734636/Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:07General counsel get together to compare law firm performance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-get-together-to-compare-law-firm-performance-43278688/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/awards (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new initative by general counsel to analyse law firm performance has been launched.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-get-together-to-compare-law-firm-performance-43278688/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:07Singapore launches plan to boost legal tech and educate lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-launches-plan-to-boost-legal-tech-and-educate-lawyers-30129317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32535715_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new programme has been announced in Singapore in efforts to bring lawyers, legal tech firms and innovators together.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-launches-plan-to-boost-legal-tech-and-educate-lawyers-30129317/Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:07Winston & Strawn finally finds Dallas home<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/winston--strawn-finally-finds-dallas-home-43232231/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41926120_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago-headquartered Winston & Strawn has found its Dallas office following months of searching since the company annouced its expansion plans in February.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/winston--strawn-finally-finds-dallas-home-43232231/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:07Slater and Gordon agrees $36m settlement with its shareholders<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater-and-gordon-agrees-$36m-settlement-with-its-shareholders-82057737/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29391525_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slater and Gordon has agreed to a $36 million settlement with its own shareholders after a class action against the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater-and-gordon-agrees-$36m-settlement-with-its-shareholders-82057737/Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:07Top law firms wait months for clients to cough up fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-law-firms-wait-months-for-clients-to-cough-up-fees-43001415/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48467259_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Top law firms are the worst when it comes to collecting client fees, new research shows.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-law-firms-wait-months-for-clients-to-cough-up-fees-43001415/Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:07Trump's choice for FBI director netted $9.2m from law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trumps-choice-for-fbi-director-netted-$92m-from-law-firm-40231153/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31581943_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>President Donald Trump's nominee for FBI director earned $9.2 million last year from his law firm King & Spalding and is expected to net millions more when he leaves.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trumps-choice-for-fbi-director-netted-$92m-from-law-firm-40231153/Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:07Companies join forces to produce supply chain compliance package<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/companies-join-forces-to-produce-supply-chain-compliance-package-21436832/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Supply chain.jpg' border='0'/></a>As companies come under pressure to police their supply chains, a new solution has emerged from Pinsent Masons-owned Cerico and media company Thomson Reuters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/companies-join-forces-to-produce-supply-chain-compliance-package-21436832/Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:07Google hires numerous law firms to fight EU fines<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/google-hires-numerous-law-firms-to-fight-eu-fines-5358079/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46941016_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Google is surrounding itself with some of the top law firms in Europe in the wake of its record-breaking &euro;2.4 billion 'illegal' anti-trust ruling fine and the threat of more penalities on the horizon.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/google-hires-numerous-law-firms-to-fight-eu-fines-5358079/Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:07Reed Smith boosts energy group with high profile new hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-boosts-energy-group-with-high-profile-new-hires-3335349/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/51150670_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Reed Smith has hired Colette D Honorable, former commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Regina Y Speed-Bost, Chair of Schiff Hardin's Energy Group adding further weight to its Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-boosts-energy-group-with-high-profile-new-hires-3335349/Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:07UnitedLex selected to join World Economic Forum<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/unitedlex-selected-to-join-world-economic-forum-56802739/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47744974_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>UnitedLex - a provider of technology-powered business, legal and cyber security services - has been selected to join the illustrious World Economic Forum.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/unitedlex-selected-to-join-world-economic-forum-56802739/Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:07MLSG joins Nextlaw Global Referral Network<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mlsg-joins-nextlaw-global-referral-network-26108327/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25620841_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Marianas Legal Strategy Group, LLC (MLSG) has joined the Nextlaw Global Referral Network in a bid to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mlsg-joins-nextlaw-global-referral-network-26108327/Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:07Baker McKenzie snaps up former Linklaters' Global COO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-snaps-up-former-linklaters-global-coo-24223041/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43753430_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker McKenzie has appointed Simon Thompson as Chief Operating Officer in its London office who joins from independent management consultancy Change Harbour which he co-founded.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-snaps-up-former-linklaters-global-coo-24223041/Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:07Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers' Association launched<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scottish-ethnic-minorities-lawyers-association-launched-55328954/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42900575_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers' Association (SEMLA) has been officially launched at the Law Society of Scotland in Edinburgh - despite the fact there are no up-to-date records on the numbers of ethnic minority lawyers in Scotland.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scottish-ethnic-minorities-lawyers-association-launched-55328954/Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:07Leigh Day suspends staff over Grenfell poster touting for business near scene of fire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leigh-day-suspends-staff-over-grenfell-poster-touting-for-business-near-scene-of-fire-47710897/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40346537_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The controversial law firm cleared of allegations over claims against British troops in Iraq is back in the headlines after staff produced a poster offering to 'kick start' insurance claims for Grenfell Tower fire victims offering 'free legal supporthttp://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leigh-day-suspends-staff-over-grenfell-poster-touting-for-business-near-scene-of-fire-47710897/Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:07Plans published to make it easier to shop around for legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/plans-published-to-make-it-easier-to-shop-around-for-legal-services-82066751/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47406681_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal services regulators have published plans to help people shop around more effectively for representation in response to the CMA's market study.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/plans-published-to-make-it-easier-to-shop-around-for-legal-services-82066751/Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:07Brexit will bolster UK as top global legal disputes hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-will-bolster-uk-as-top-global-legal-disputes-hub-71643880/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/59199698_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The head of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger has stated that Brexit will be good for the UK legal sector serving as a 'spur' to city law firms and boost the UK's role as the world's top hub for legal disputes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-will-bolster-uk-as-top-global-legal-disputes-hub-71643880/Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:07WongPartnership forms alliance with ZGLaw<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wongpartnership-forms-alliance-with-zglaw-13713645/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37659637_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Singapore law firm WongPartnership has announced a strategic alliance with Philippine law firm Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula (ZGLaw) at a time Singapore and the Philippines seek to bolster economic and business cooperation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wongpartnership-forms-alliance-with-zglaw-13713645/Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:07McDermott Will & Emery in 10 partner exit storm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mcdermott-will--emery-in-10-partner-exit-storm-94789244/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36930609_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The team are heading for Winston & Strawn following management disagreements, according to reports.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mcdermott-will--emery-in-10-partner-exit-storm-94789244/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:07New paperless system creates chaos in Indian Supreme Court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-paperless-system-creates-chaos-in-indian-supreme-court-39344688/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41765738_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A newly introduced paperless e-court system causes chaos in the Supreme Court earlier this week as it experienced 'teething problems' with both lawyers and judges appearing confused - and lost.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-paperless-system-creates-chaos-in-indian-supreme-court-39344688/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:07Latham real estate partner embroiled in Manhattan dog wars dispute<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham-real-estate-partner-embroiled-in-manhattan-dog-wars-dispute-92223212/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45286174_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Latham & Watkins real estate partner is vigorously defending her pitbull which is in danger of being evicted by the condo board - with her lawyer citing possible 'dog racism'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham-real-estate-partner-embroiled-in-manhattan-dog-wars-dispute-92223212/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:07Law firms face major financial risk as client data not secure in many firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-face-major-financial-risk-as-client-data-not-secure-in-many-firms-93919587/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35301664_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>With security breaches suffered by many law firms, the loss of valuable client secrets could cost law firms dearly.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-face-major-financial-risk-as-client-data-not-secure-in-many-firms-93919587/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:07John McAfee and Intel settle legal action<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/john-mcafee-and-intel-settle-legal-action-66658291/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34778334_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>John McAfee, who is perhaps best known for the anti-virus software bearing his surname, has settled legal action with technology giant Intel over the commercial use of his name.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/john-mcafee-and-intel-settle-legal-action-66658291/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:07Clifford Chance under scrutiny on Excalibur finance fall out<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-under-scrutiny-on-excalibur-finance-fall-out-64194474/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17573662_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance is being probed over its involvement with litigation funders who backed an oil exploration firm's disastrous $1.6 billion suit against US energy companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-under-scrutiny-on-excalibur-finance-fall-out-64194474/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:07Kennedys announces exclusive cognitive computing partnership in India<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-announces-exclusive-cognitive-computing-partnership-in-india-29877331/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/innovation6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has joined forces with a technology company to drive its innovation strategy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-announces-exclusive-cognitive-computing-partnership-in-india-29877331/Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:07Charles Russell Speechlys turns sights to Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charles-russell-speechlys-turns-sights-to-hong-kong-91852743/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50878685_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>London-headquartered Charles Russell Speechlys has made a move into Asia with a Hong Kong office as part of its international expansion strategy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charles-russell-speechlys-turns-sights-to-hong-kong-91852743/Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:07SLVF and Viguie Schmidt merge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slvf-and-viguie-schmidt-merge-79836815/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44094546_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Independent boutique firms SLVF and Viguie Schmidt are merging to create new French firm Viguie Schmidt & Associes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slvf-and-viguie-schmidt-merge-79836815/Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:07Clifford Chance hits $2 billion turnover mark<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-hits-$2-billion-turnover-mark-3582445/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clifford Chance6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global law firms Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills saw revenues rise in the latest round of results.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-hits-$2-billion-turnover-mark-3582445/Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:07Mayer Brown not liable for paralegal mistake on $1.5 bn loan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mayer-brown-not-liable-for-paralegal-mistake-on-$15-bn-loan-73921531/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (3)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A New York judge found that the firm did not owe a duty of case to third parties.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mayer-brown-not-liable-for-paralegal-mistake-on-$15-bn-loan-73921531/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:07Companies at risk over lack of trade secret protection<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/companies-at-risk-over-lack-of-trade-secret-protection-84886703/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hacker.jpg' border='0'/></a>Companies need to put in place measures to protect trade secrets as innovation drives the economy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/companies-at-risk-over-lack-of-trade-secret-protection-84886703/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:07Europe puts a dampner on Uber's claim not to be a taxi service<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/europe-puts-a-dampner-on-ubers-claim-not-to-be-a-taxi-service-18827336/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Uber1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest bad news for the company was delivered by an adviser to the European Court of Justice after France brought a case against the company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/europe-puts-a-dampner-on-ubers-claim-not-to-be-a-taxi-service-18827336/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:07Simon Davies leaves Lloyds admidst management restructure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/simon-davies-leaves-lloyds-admidst-management-restructure-33748146/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lloyds2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The shake-up comes following the government's sale of the remainder of its shareholding in Lloyds after a &pound;20bn bailout during the financial crisis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/simon-davies-leaves-lloyds-admidst-management-restructure-33748146/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-58920700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Microsoft12.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-58920700/Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:07MinterEllison acquires boutique tech consulting firm ITNewcom<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/minterellison-acquires-boutique-tech-consulting-firm-itnewcom-74761425/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53021749_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>MinterEllison has acquired top tier boutique technology consulting firm ITNewcom in a move to transform the legal sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/minterellison-acquires-boutique-tech-consulting-firm-itnewcom-74761425/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:07Withers snaps up Winston & Strawn Asian corporate team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/withers-snaps-up-winston--strawn-asian-corporate-team-51525493/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50972728_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Withers has boosted its international corporate practice in Asia Pacific through the hire of a 12-strong team led by Mabel Lui.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/withers-snaps-up-winston--strawn-asian-corporate-team-51525493/Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:07PwC hires Ashurst's head of pensions to boost legal practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pwc-hires-ashursts-head-of-pensions-to-boost-legal-practice-15913114/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11147448_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The big four accountancy giant has lured Ashurt's head of pensions Marcus Fink to join its pensions team as a director as the firm looks to grow its legal practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pwc-hires-ashursts-head-of-pensions-to-boost-legal-practice-15913114/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:07Keystone Law makes two senior hires following Belfast launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/keystone-law-makes-two-senior-hires-following-belfast-launch-48983371/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18280144_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Keystone Law is making two senior hires to its Belfast office, just four months after the UK firm expanded into Northern Ireland following its merger with McMahon McKay.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/keystone-law-makes-two-senior-hires-following-belfast-launch-48983371/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:07Solicitors in peril following Court of Appeal ruling on costs budgets, ACL survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/solicitors-in-peril-following-court-of-appeal-ruling-on-costs-budgets-acl-survey-finds-49956239/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47974297_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Solicitors' inability to stick to their costs budgets puts them at risk of significant financial losses following the major Court of Appeal ruling in Harrison v Coventry, according to the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL)http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/solicitors-in-peril-following-court-of-appeal-ruling-on-costs-budgets-acl-survey-finds-49956239/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:07Dubai issues strict new law to regulate not-for-profits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-issues-strict-new-law-to-regulate-not-for-profits-2313498/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34153669_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new law has been issued in Dubai to regulate 'civil organisations' (non-profit entities) in the emirate, official news agency WAM has reported.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-issues-strict-new-law-to-regulate-not-for-profits-2313498/Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:07Dubai issues strict new law to regulate not-for-profits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-issues-strict-new-law-to-regulate-not-for-profits-898114/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34153669_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new law has been issued in Dubai to regulate 'civil organisations' (non-profit entities) in the emirate.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-issues-strict-new-law-to-regulate-not-for-profits-898114/Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:07Venezuela ups minimum wage by 50 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/venezuela-ups-minimum-wage-by-50-per-cent-23402804/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25821602_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a 50 per cent increase in the minimum wage.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/venezuela-ups-minimum-wage-by-50-per-cent-23402804/Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:07Herbert Smith Freehills the fastest-growing law firm brand in Asia Pacific<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/herbert-smith-freehills-the-fastest-growing-law-firm-brand-in-asia-pacific-40182191/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18575474_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Herbert Smith Freehills is the fastest-growing law firm in Asia Pacific, showing the biggest rise in the Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index for 2017.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/herbert-smith-freehills-the-fastest-growing-law-firm-brand-in-asia-pacific-40182191/Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:07Courtroom lies could be detected by new brain-scan tech<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/courtroom-lies-could-be-detected-by-new-brain-scan-tech-72687804/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47499705_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Liars beware as new technology could make it harder for fibs to be told in court, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/courtroom-lies-could-be-detected-by-new-brain-scan-tech-72687804/Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:07Scotland introduces new 'revenge porn' law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotland-introduces-new-revenge-porn-law-11174118/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13353566_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new law has come into force in Scotland which means that people convicted of sharing intimate images without consent could face up to five years in prison.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotland-introduces-new-revenge-porn-law-11174118/Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:07Lalive signs deal with Qataris to head up claims against sanctions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lalive-signs-deal-with-qataris-to-head-up-claims-against-sanctions-41988022/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Doha5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Swiss firm will analyse claims from citizens impacted by the blockade.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lalive-signs-deal-with-qataris-to-head-up-claims-against-sanctions-41988022/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:07Dentons expands Tashkent office in Central Asia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-expands-tashkent-office-in-central-asia-91630992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21857932_s1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The fast-growing global law firm has joined forces with Uzbek outfit Avent Advokat.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-expands-tashkent-office-in-central-asia-91630992/Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:07DLA Piper back online after cyber attack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-back-online-after-cyber-attack-90100156/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23804767_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has annouced that it is business as usual and says its email service has been restored after it was knocked out in a worldwide cyberattack.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-back-online-after-cyber-attack-90100156/Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:07BigLaw duo join forces with serial entrepreneur<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-duo-join-forces-with-serial-entrepreneur-88962868/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53112572_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jim Truscott and Matt Fleetwood have left Fieldfisher to set up Beyond Professional Services Group which has acquired a majority stake in Manchester-based corporate law boutique Atticus.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-duo-join-forces-with-serial-entrepreneur-88962868/Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:07Fieldfisher opens latest Italian office in Bologna<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-opens-latest-italian-office-in-bologna-55154592/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13181265_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fieldfisher has opened an office in Bologna led by Gianvincenzo Lucchini, a corporate partner who joins from Lucchini Gattamorta where he was a founding partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-opens-latest-italian-office-in-bologna-55154592/Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:07Clyde & Co boosts TMT practice with key partner hire in the UAE<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-boosts-tmt-practice-with-key-partner-hire-in-the-uae-65661567/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/26362039_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co has appointed Dino Wilkinson, who joins from Norton Rose Fulbright, as partner in its Technology, Media & Telecom practice in Abu Dhabi.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-boosts-tmt-practice-with-key-partner-hire-in-the-uae-65661567/Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:07Pinheiro Neto celebrates 75th with sexuality-themed exhibition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinheiro-neto-celebrates-75th-with-sexuality-themed-exhibition-97924162/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/art (3)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Brazilian law firm has joined forces with MASP to show the sexually-themed works of French post-Impressionist artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinheiro-neto-celebrates-75th-with-sexuality-themed-exhibition-97924162/Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:06DLA Piper in phone network lockdown as it falls victim to latest cyber attack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-in-phone-network-lockdown-as-it-falls-victim-to-latest-cyber-attack-3105214/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43181163_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Multinational firm DLA Piper has become the latest victim of a major cyber hack causing DLA's network and phone systems to be shut down.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-in-phone-network-lockdown-as-it-falls-victim-to-latest-cyber-attack-3105214/Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:06Tech issues see legal workers lose over 20 minutes productivity time every day<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tech-issues-see-legal-workers-lose-over-20-minutes-productivity-time-every-day-2372916/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18104125_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The average employee in the legal profession loses nearly 25 minutes per day of productive time due to technology issues, new research has revealed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tech-issues-see-legal-workers-lose-over-20-minutes-productivity-time-every-day-2372916/Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:06Kennedys and Manchester law firm Berg merge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-and-manchester-law-firm-berg-merge-72995474/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12246764_s1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm Berg has struck a deal to merge with Kennedys which will more than double the size of the law firm's team in Manchester.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-and-manchester-law-firm-berg-merge-72995474/Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:07FIDAL and Dutch firm Benthen & Keulen join forces<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fidal-and-dutch-firm-benthen--keulen-join-forces-81223514/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45890144_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>FIDAL and Dutch business law firm Van Benthem & Keulen have entered into a non-exclusive cooperation agreement after two years of disucssions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fidal-and-dutch-firm-benthen--keulen-join-forces-81223514/Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:06Investment in UK lawtech start-ups tops &pound;16m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investment-in-uk-lawtech-start-ups-tops-16m-25310348/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45842642_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Investment into UK lawtech start-ups has reached &pound;16 million and lawtech investment is set to grow to &pound;25.7 billion per year as law firms look to harness the latest technology to increase efficiency, reduce costs or provide wider services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investment-in-uk-lawtech-start-ups-tops-16m-25310348/Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:06